NTSB Identification: DEN83IA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23154.
Scheduled 14 CFR TRANS WORLD AIRLINES, INC.
Incident occurred Monday, May 23, 1983 in COLORADO SPRING, CO
Aircraft: BOEING 727-31H, registration: N840TW
Injuries: 25 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

WHILE STARTING TO TAXI FROM THE GATE FOR DEPARTURE, THE ACFTSTRUCK THE JETWAY WITH THE LEFT WING. THE CAPTIAN STATED THAT HE WAS FOLLOWING THE GROUND GUIDE. THE GROUND GUIDE STATED THAT THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME HE HAD GUIDED AN ACFT & HE HAD NEVER RECIEVED ANY TRAINING.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

VISUAL LOOKOUT..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

IMPROPER TRAINING..GROUND PERSONNEL

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

IMPROPER USE OF PROCEDURE..GROUND PERSONNEL

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

LACK OF EXPERIENCE..GROUND PERSONNEL

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